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Help Students Meet the Future

Your support makes it possible for the Foundation to continue to offer career and technical education for District youth. These programs combine academic studies with specialized training to put students on pathways to employment, higher education and future careers.


Norman Dreyfuss Scholarship Fund

In addition to college prep workshops and career counseling, students in the Academy of Construction and Design can participate in a unique scholarship competition based on academic and technical achievement. Each year, DC Students Construction Trades Foundation awards scholarships to three graduating seniors who are starting building industry jobs or enrolling in colleges or universities. Scholarship winners are announced at the annual Meet the Future luncheon. See video highlights and meet finalists.


Annual Meet the Future Luncheon — Save the Date: May 15, 2015

Mark your calendar and plan to be a part of our annual Meet the Future scholarship and awards luncheon, recognizing outstanding graduates of the Academy of Construction and Design. Each year, this special event brings business and community leaders together with high school CTE students for informal mentoring over lunch about careers in the building industry.

For information and tickets, email meetthefuture@dcstudentsctf.org or call 202.340.5657.

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Marshall Janifer Memorial Scholarship Fund

Lead Carpentry Instructor Marshall Janifer was a dedicated CTE teacher, mentor, guidance counselor and role model for students in the Academy of Construction and Design at Cardozo Education Campus. He often said his proudest achievement was motivating students to want to become decent human beings and successful adults. The Marshall Janifer Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established at the request of Mr. Janifer's family, following his sudden and untimely death in January 2014. These scholarships will be awarded to outstanding students in the Academy’s career and technical education programs. Your generous contribution honors Marshall Janifer’s legacy and continues his vital work. Donate >>

View our Meet the Future tribute to Lead Carpentry Instructor Marshall Janifer, whose career demonstrated how CTE teachers make a difference in the lives of students.


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The Catalogue for Philanthropy carefully evaluates nonprofits and gives this stamp of approval to tell donors they can invest with confidence. DC Students Construction Trades Foundation is proud to have been featured in the Catalogue for 2011-12. Our ongoing profile on the Catalogue’s website continues to invite prospective donors to get involved and learn why the DC Students Construction Trades Foundation is among the region’s best nonprofits, delivering career and technical education and skilled job training.


In-Kind Support

The Foundation welcomes in-kind support for the Build a House – Build a Future construction education program in the Academy of Construction and Design at Cardozo Education Campus. To donate building materials, supplies or professional services for the annual home building program, please email info@dcstudentsctf.org.


Thank You!

Contributions to the Meet the Future luncheon and other annual activities help us sustain quality career and technical education in the technology-based training facility at Cardozo Education Campus.

Your generous support helps the DC Students Construction Trades Foundation retain instructors, maintain quality instructional materials and provide scholarship support and career placement assistance for Academy graduates.

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